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State announces decrease in selt belt use rate

State announces decrease in selt belt use rate

August 8th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

The seat belt survey, which is conducted in accordance with federal requirements and standards, is mandated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Fluoridated Community Water: Making a Difference in Dental Health of Tennesseans for 64 Years

Fluoridated Community Water: Making a Difference in Dental Health of Tennesseans for 64 Years

August 7th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

Comparisons of dental health before and after fluoridation in Tennessee showed a 75 percent decline in decay of children's permanent teeth from the early 1950s to the late 1980s.

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Holston Valley, Bristol Regional win award for heart attack care

Holston Valley, Bristol Regional win award for heart attack care

August 5th, 2015 8:30 am by By Community Contributor

The two hospitals recently earned the American College of Cardiology's NCDR ACTION Registry Get With The Guidelines Platinum Performance Achievement Award for 2015.

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Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

Tennessee department trains law enforcement how to deal with the disabled

July 31st, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

In Tennessee, as many as 132,000 people may have an intellectual disability.

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Wellmont launches program to promote healthy eating in its hospitals

Wellmont launches program to promote healthy eating in its hospitals

July 29th, 2015 8:30 am by By Community Contributor

Inpatients at five Wellmont hospitals who receive meals in their rooms now receive a liner on their tray that provides beneficial information about which healthy foods and portion sizes to incorporate in one's diet.

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Holston Valley Physician Co-authors Article in New England Journal Of Medicine

Holston Valley Physician Co-authors Article in New England Journal Of Medicine

July 25th, 2015 8:30 am by By Community Contributor

The article discusses a clinical trial that examined use of drug-coated angioplasty balloons in the treatment of peripheral artery disease.

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TDH warns about the risk of consuming raw milk

TDH warns about the risk of consuming raw milk

July 24th, 2015 8:30 am by By State Contributor

TDH has confirmed two cases of cryptosporidiosis in individuals in the Chattanooga/Hamilton County Region. Both cases of illness are associated with consumption of raw milk from a dairy cow share program.

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State Fire Marshal Warns Campers About Carbon Monoxide Dangers

State Fire Marshal Warns Campers About Carbon Monoxide Dangers

July 22nd, 2015 8:30 am by State Contributor

Often called 'the silent killer,' carbon monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas created when fuels (such as kerosene, gasoline, wood, coal, natural gas, propane, oil, and methane) burn incompletely.

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United Way and Food City Announce Expansion of Backpacks Unite Program

United Way and Food City Announce Expansion of Backpacks Unite Program

July 18th, 2015 8:30 am by By Community Contributor

The program is geared towards meeting the needs of hungry children throughout the upcoming school year.

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TDH Urges Protection Against Tick And Mosquito Bites

TDH Urges Protection Against Tick And Mosquito Bites

July 15th, 2015 8:30 am by Community Contributor

Use insect repellants containing agents such as DEET, Picaridin, oil of lemon eucalyptus or IR3535 on your skin, following all label recommendations for usage.

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